What People Are Saying
About the Safe Routes to School National Partnership
Congressman Jim Oberstar (D-MN)
Former Chairman of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
“Safe Routes to School has the potential to improve the living habits of an entire generation of schoolchildren. It provides our children with fresh air and exercise. It reduces fuel consumption and air pollution, and promotes safety.
With the cooperation of federal, state, municipal, and local school officials, as well as parents, dedicated individuals and groups such as the SRTS National Partnership, we can continue to help establish Safe Routes to School programs throughout this country, and help our children live healthier, more active lives.”
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
“Making it easier for children to walk and bike to school safely plays an important role in helping them lead healthier lives. It’s one of many ways in which we should strive to increase the amount of safe, fun and convenient physical activity our kids get every day. The Safe Routes to School National Partnership is advancing a significant active transportation movement, and RWJF is proud to work with them in the effort to reverse childhood obesity by 2015.”
Active Living By Design
“In a very short period of time, the Safe Routes to School National Partnership has emerged as an invaluable resource for Active Living by Design and the many community partnerships we support across the United States. Resources such as E-news, downloadable presentations, case studies, fact sheets and more have put useful information in the hands of local non-profits, parents, school leaders, elected officials and others who can help catalyze their communities toward policy and institutional changes that can be sustained over time. Through its comprehensive agenda and its ability to engage a diverse network of experienced advocates, the Partnership is playing an instrumental role in ensuring that more children are able to walk and bike to schools safely.”
Safe Routes to School Coordinator
Washington Department of Transportation
"SRTS National Partnership helps to keep us all informed and bridge the gaps between government officials and non-profit organizations committed to Safe Routes to School."
South Dakota Bicycle Coalition
Sioux River Bicycles & Fitness
Brookings, South Dakota
“Safe Routes to School has been on my mind since attending the Bike Summit in Washington in 2003 and the Thunderhead Alliance training the same year in Wyoming. When the timing became right in my community to make a push, the Safe Routes to School National Partnership, especially Deb Hubsmith, was there for me with advice and knowledge so that I could make an impact locally."
MD Parent Facilitator
Roosevelt Middle School SRTS Committee
"Your email newsletter is one that I read from 'cover to cover'. It is always informative. I just want you to know that we in 'the trenches' truly appreciate your efforts."
"Deb Hubsmith's written testimony to Congress is excellent. It covers the positive aspects of the effects of bicycling and walking as modes of transportation and the benefits these modes bring to users. It is concise and easy to read. As the manager of a fitness and nutrition program that includes walking and biking, I applaud your efforts on our behalf. You bring honor to the National SR2S Program. Many thanks."
Napa Junction Elementary School Parent
American Canyon, California
“In American Canyon, CA an older elementary school did not have sidewalks. Thanks to the help and advice I received from the Safe Routes to School National Partnership, I was able to communicate to the city council the great need for sidewalks so our children can have a safe route to school. The sidewalks are now being installed!”
National Park Service, Rivers & Trails
"Once again I thank you and congratulate you on your excellent newsletter. You raise the important issues and identify key opportunities in a timely and succinct way. I find your newsletter invaluable."
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